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Commenting on the new agreement between Iraqi Shiite political parties to cooperate, proven provider John McCreary notes that it was worked out in Tehran. His conclusion: "The key point is that the Shiite Persians in Iran imposed the discipline on the Shiite Arabs to work together so as to retain Baghdad as only the second ...

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Commenting on the new agreement between Iraqi Shiite political parties to cooperate, proven provider John McCreary notes that it was worked out in Tehran. His conclusion: "The key point is that the Shiite Persians in Iran imposed the discipline on the Shiite Arabs to work together so as to retain Baghdad as only the second Shiite governed state in the world."

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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